Morris relinquishes Director of Cricket role at Glamorgan

  • Lucie Johnson
  • 12 October 2018 03:00 PM
  • Cricket News

Hugh Morris has relinquished his position as Director of Cricket after nearly five years in the role to focus on his increasing duties as Chief Executive of the Club.

The decision was taken at yesterday’s Board meeting following the findings from an independent external review into the Club’s season. An open recruitment process for his successor will begin immediately.

Morris will remain as Chief Executive at Glamorgan where he has played a key role in securing International cricket at Sophia Gardens until 2024, securing a team in the new ECB competition and reducing  the county’s long term debts.

“With the disappointing performances on the pitch this season and the need to spread my time more evenly across the business, it has been decided to split the Chief Executive and Director of Cricket roles at the Club,” said Morris.  

“Next year we have four Cricket World Cup matches at Sophia Gardens, as well as an IT20 match, followed by the ECB’s new competition in 2020 and the new international calendar.

“We are also working with Cricket Wales on developing a strategy for cricket in Wales to grow the game across the country.

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the position but this is the right time for myself and the Club to bring in someone with a fresh perspective to lead the department and bring success to Glamorgan on the field."

Further announcements from the board meeting are expected over the coming weeks.

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